Officially, all Red Sox players are now accounted for as outfielder Shane Victorino has arrived at camp. All position players will have their physicals today, while full-squad workouts will begin on Friday. Victorino was all smiles and full of energy early Thursday morning. “I’m excited,” he said. “It’s a storied franchise and I’m excited to be part of this organization.” Victorino and new teammate Dustin Pedroia will share the classification as the most energized players in the Red Sox clubhouse. “I’m just going to be myself and have fun,” said the speed-talking Victorino. “The guys who have been here -- [Jon] Lester, [Clay] Buchholz and [David] Ortiz -- those guys are the backbone of this organization, and guys like myself, Jonny Gomes and David Ross, we’re coming in to be a part of this team. We’re not trying to change the culture. If anything, we’re adding to the pieces of that puzzle. More importantly, we need to have fun. Winning heals all.” A center fielder by trade, Victorino will play right field for the Red Sox and has no issues with that.
Victorino fired up to join 'storied franchise'
ESPN | Feb 14